Welcome to the Prayer & Fasting Guide!

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
— Colossians 4:2

BEYOND A BUILDING is more than a slogan for our building campaign. It describes an exciting new season in the history of our church, as well as Englewood. What God is planning to do at and through Metro goes beyond a building – it will impact all of our lives.

Prayer must be the foundation for this campaign, and we want to be sure that we are following the prompting of the Holy Spirit as we plan to take on this God-sized mission. As the Bible reminds us, “Unless the Lord build the house, those who build it labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) If we take hold of this opportunity to go deeper with God through prayer and fasting, we are confident that we will see God move in ways we have never seen before, in our personal lives, within Metro, and the community.

Fasting is the temporary abstinence from food and/or drink as an act of devotion to God. During this time, we deprive our bodies of physical food and replace it with spiritual food. It is common practice that as one abstains from eating, they increase in other disciplines such as prayer and scripture reading. It is a fasting from self and a feasting on God. Jesus assumes His disciples will fast (Matthew 6:16-18) and the early church combined prayer and fasting when making important decisions and beginning new ministries (Acts 14:23). We are asking members of the Metro family to fast one day during the 40 Days Of Prayer & Fasting. Instead of partaking in food, commit to pray and read scripture during that time.

How to Participate Over the Next 40 Days

  1. PRAY DAILY:
    Use the calendar below and commit to praying daily for the next 40 days.
     
  2. FAST ONE DAY:
    Commit to fasting for one day (or more) between April 29-June 7. There are three ways you can fast:
     
    1. Water only for a whole day
    2. Water only for a 12-hour period
    3. Skip one meal

      To sign up to fast, visit emetro.org/fast.
       
  3. ATTEND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP SERVICES:
    Attend Wednesday Night Worship Services from 7:30pm at the Metro office at least once during the 40 days.
     
  4. ATTEND FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER SERVICES:
    Attend our Friday Morning Prayer Service from 6am at the Metro office at least once during the 40 days.
     
  5. PRAY FOR OTHERS:
    Spend one-day asking people (preferably people you do not know) one simple question: “How can I pray for you today?” and do it!

If you have questions regarding our 40 Days Of Prayer & Fasting, please contact Pastor Sanetta at sanetta.ponton@emetro.org or call (201) 408-0121


40 Day Prayer Calendar